Appreciating your progress when learning guitar

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I want to talk about something that comes up a lot when talking to my pupils about how they feel they are doing with their playing and development. Quite often, people will respond with a relatively negative view of their own progress and may feel that they are struggling in their lessons. My general response… Read more »

Working away – a month in Skyping Canada

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Skype lessons from Vancouver

Well, what can I say other than you guys are awesome! I usually keep my holiday to a minimum, being self employed and what-not, but when Mrs.WMGT decided she wanted to move to Vancouver for 6 months it put me in a tricky spot. I don’t accrue holidays in my job so there was only… Read more »

Now accepting Apple Pay

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Accepting Apple Pay

I’m happy to announce that we now accept Apple Pay and other contactless payment. I’ve taken card payments in lesson for a while now but with a new techy addition to my studio we are now up to date with payment types. It’s ideal for people who, like many, don’t really carry cash on themselves…. Read more »

The Guitar Show 2016

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Guitar Show 2016

At the end of February I got the opportunity to go to The Guitar Show. The biggest UK guitar show. Based in Birmingham I decided it would be good experience for me as a guitar teacher to see what the latest tech is as well as see some talented musicians doing their thing on best-of-the-best… Read more »

One giant leap

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So the time has come. It is official. I am my own boss! I have been self employed for over a decade now teaching guitar but initially, as many music teacher do I started in a music school, Apocco Music in Chorley to be exact. I steady grew my confidence and skills in both playing… Read more »

An email from a guitar student that made my day

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When Sam booked a free trial guitar lesson saying he was already quite experienced with his guitar playing I looked forward to the challenge. Sam had been having several lessons recently with different tutors as he was trying to find the right one for him. I was impressed with this as I believe it’s a… Read more »

Do Skype guitar lessons really work?

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So earlier this year I began doing Skype guitar lessons as a trial to see if they really could be taught to a good standard over the net. Over 6 months on I have decided to continue Skype guitar lessons and thought I would take the time to point out the benefits and the negatives… Read more »

Viva Italia

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viva italia

I’m off to Italy! There will be no lessons from the 23rd of July to the 31st as I venture out to sunnier climes. I will be visiting Rome for a few days and doing those bucket list items – The Vatican, The Sistine Chapel, Trevi Fountain and down for some R&R in Sorrento where… Read more »

9 Best guitar gifts for fathers day

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fathers day

With Father’s day coming up quick (21st of June) many of us struggle with the ‘what-do-you-buy-a-man-who-has-everything’ conundrum. Well if your pops is a rocker or even a rocker a heart these gifts might be the ideal way to show you how much you appreciate them! Chord chart card | £2.81 I’m not going to lie… Read more »